Causes Lumps Under The Neck That Are Getting Bigger And Are Often Painful?
Tonight, introduce me Nur, male age 23. I want to believe there is a lump under the neck so that the shoulder bone, originally it is small but now it is rather big and often hurts, what is the category of disease or what?
Hello, thanks for the question.
Lump is an abnormal cell growth in the body. Lumps in the neck can be caused by several things including:
Inflammation of lymph nodes. This inflammation is usually caused by an infection in the surrounding area, such as upper respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and so forth. Germs from these sources of infection will enter through the lymphatic channels and gather in the lymph nodes / KGB to be destroyed by the body's immune cells. As a result of this destruction process, the KGB will enlarge and become inflamed, and can cause pain in the affected neck / glandular area.
Enlarged thyroid gland, located in front of the neck and usually not visible. If the gland is swollen, you will see a lump in the neck and usually does not cause pain. This enlargement of the gland can be caused by iodine deficiency, overactive glands, and thyroid cancer.
To ascertain the cause, you should consult a doctor especially if the complaint is disturbing, the doctor will ask questions about the lump, such as the characteristics of the lump, progression, trigger, family history, and so forth. The doctor will do a thorough and specific physical examination on the bump area, and may also do some additional tests if needed such as laboratory, X-ray, CT scan, biopsy, and so forth. So that handling can be done properly. If the lump is very painful, you can try to use pain medication that is sold freely in the market or prescribed by a doctor, cold compresses can also be done to reduce pain and inflammation in the bump area, and do a healthy lifestyle, eat nutritious food, rest adequate, adequate fluid needs, avoid smoking and alcohol, and regular exercise. If the lump does not decrease and does not shrink for more than a month, it looks constantly enlarged, feels hardened or does not move when touched accompanied by fever, shortness of breath, pain and difficulty swallowing, weight loss, increased heart rate, hoarseness, presence of blood in the water drooling, or skin changes you should not delay to see a doctor.
Thus, hopefully useful.